Calling all music lovers! We’re bringing you a summer full of dazzling sounds from local Philly favorites at WXPN Welcomes Waterfront Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest. Join us June 20 for a special performance by garage, rock band RFA with DJ Romain Let Us!
Our weekly FREE music series, will leave you tapping your toes and humming tunes by some of Philly’s finest artists. Take in the sounds of RFA with DJ Romain Let Us after a long day of work or play while enjoying a $5 Leinenkugel special from the beer garden.
6:30pm - 8:30pm: DJ Set
8:30pm - 9:30pm: RFA
RFA is a four-piece garage rock and roll band from Philadelphia. The strapping young quartet formed out of a couple of lunch table conversations about Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and The Strokes while its members were just sophomores in high school attending St. Joseph’s Prep in North Philadelphia. All four of the guys—Dan Cousart (vox/guitar), Christian Turzo (lead guitar), Brendan McHale (bass/vocals), and Alec Powell (drums)—met at auditions for the school “rock band” and quickly hit it off, bonding over their shared love of stripped-down rock and roll music and a ravenous hunger to perform in front of an audience. They played together in various bands throughout high school before finally coming together in their current incarnation when all four members moved to Philly for college.
The band, in good rock and roll fashion, immediately plunged into the Philly music scene head first, cutting their teeth playing countless shows in damp basements and small clubs. Four years later with two EP’s, their self-titled album, two national tours, a film soundtrack, and countless hours of relentless, sweaty performances under their collective belt, the group is tighter than ever and anxious to preach their unique take on the rock and roll gospel to all that will listen.
About DJ Romain Let Us:
Punk-rock, afrobeat, garage rock, post-punk, electronica, funk, indie rock, hip-hop, soul and metal seem to perfectly cohabit in Romain’s mind, as well as on his turntables. Every one of his DJ sets is a unique blend of upbeat songs. Witnesses often reported impromptu dance party wherever he has been sighted. Romain started DJing in France but decided to bring his talent over to the US of a few years ago and Philadelphia adopted him the moment he set foot here. He spends most of his time in obscure corners of record stores around the world while digging for nuggets for your future enjoyment. Follow DJ Roman on Facebook and Instagram @thespinningkitchen!
Free and open to the public.
Dogs on leashes welcome.